The National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) has announced it has set up a commission to review of the charity tax system.
The team of commissioners led by former Chairman of Inland Revenue Sir Nicholas Montagu will review existing charitable reliefs and make recommendations to government as to how the reliefs might more effectively achieve their intended public benefits.
Government announces review of building regs and fire safety
The Government has announced an independent review of building regulations and fire safety. The review has been ordered in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire in West London which killed at least 80 people.
The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) says the review will have a particular focus on high rise residential buildings. The review will report jointly to the Communities Secretary Sajid Javid and Home Secretary Amber Rudd.
New toolkit offers charities help with records management
The Charity Finance Group has published a free toolkit to help charities manage records effectively.
The toolkit is designed to help charities assess how well they currently manage records within their organisation and how they can improve their practice. The toolkit also aims to help charities to identify issues and solutions that are appropriate to the size and scope of their organisation.